The BEST Episodes of Necessary Roughness
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020
Network: USA Network
Necessary Roughness focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself an in-demand therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight - all in a moment of crisis - clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she's changing people's lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.
#1 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2011
Recently divorced, Dr. Dani Santino is assigned to be the new team therapist for the local pro football franchise, the New York Hawks.
#2 - Goal Line
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
As the Hawks head into the playoffs, Dani takes on an unexpected new client and TK must face his biggest rival. Nico has to decide where his loyalties lie.
#3 - Snap Out of It
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 10, 2013
Dani helps a self-help guru, Nolan, who doesn't believe in talk therapy. Meanwhile, TK has met his match in Sheera, and Nico gathers inside information on V3.
#4 - Spell It Out
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 25, 2012
A spelling bee whiz kid turns to Dani with a case of the st-st-stutters. Meanwhile, TK comes face-to-face with a problem he hoped was history, a league representative comes knocking on Nico's door, and Jeanette still hasn't told Augusto she's pregnant.
#5 - Anchor Management
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 6, 2011
Dr. Dani treats a news anchor whose career is on the chopping block following an on-air crack up. TK takes on the team when Matt won't clear him to play on Sunday. Lindsay dates a boy who seems too good to be true.
#6 - Sympathy For the Devil
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 21, 2013
Dr. Dani searches for her missing client as the V3 scandal comes to a head. Meanwhile, TK may be benched for the big game and Nico has a surprise visitor.
#7 - Good Will Haunting
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 24, 2013
Dani works with a fantasy writer; a sex tape scandal threatens TK's career. Meanwhile, Connor works on damage control and Nico has information that could shake up V3.
#8 - All The King's Horses
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 2012
As the Hawks season opener nears, Dani, TK, and the team teeter on the precipice of disaster. Who will come crashing down?
#9 - Slumpbuster
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2012
Dani treats a baseball slugger who suddenly can't hit. Meanwhile, Pittman's antics get even stranger, TK's challenged to address the wound his shooting left behind, and Matt's bond with Ray Jay and Lindsay strains his relationship with Dani.
#10 - Wide Deceiver
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 20, 2012
Dani's routine "psych eval" of a potential draft pick turns out to be anything but. Meanwhile, Pittman turns up the heat at the Combine, TK plays hooky in his old neighborhood, and Ray Jay's girlfriend annoys Dani to no end.
#11 - Bringing the Heat
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 31, 2013
Connor asks Dr. Dani to resume a course of therapy with her very first V3 client. TK struggles to shake Sheera after their break-up. Nico continues to work behind the scenes for the FBI to investigate the scandal at V3.
#12 - What's Eating You?
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 18, 2012
Dani treats a veteran Hawks linebacker's hefty problem. Meanwhile, TK turns up the heat on the rookie Damon Razor with a little mischief. And Dani's BFF, Jeanette, returns for a visit as Lindsay goes to a therapist.
#13 - There's The Door
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 20, 2013
A secret surfaces and threatens to cause a scandal that could bring down the Hawks' entire season. Dani makes a decision regarding her feelings for Matt and Nico.
#14 - Baggage Claim
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 7, 2011
A lifestyle media mogul's own lifestyle threatens her empire. Dani faces her first anniversary since the divorce. TK tries to figure out what he really wants in his love life.
#15 - A Wing and a Player
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 31, 2011
Dani helps the Hawks’ and their suicidal mascot get over the playoff curse that’s haunted them for six years. Meanwhile, TK meets his match off the field, and Dani’s relationship with J.D. heats up.
#16 - Sucker Punch
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 14, 2013
Dr. Dani trades punches with a championship boxer who wants to get back in the ring. TK seeks treatment at the V3 clinic while Nico follows a new lead that takes him to the clinic as well. Abby is brought into the V3 fold, but it’s unclear whose side she’s really on.
#17 - Habit Forming
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 20, 2011
Fullback Randy Boozler's rookie year will be his last if Dr. Dani can't figure out why he keeps failing to show up for practice. Meanwhile, sensitive information concerning Dani's patient is leaked and Matt is visited by an old friend with bad habits.
#18 - V3 for Vendetta
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 17, 2013
Connor searches for the mole at V3 and Dani helps an accountant with a secret. Meanwhile, Paloma wants to get on the fast track and TK's relationship with Sheera heats up.
#19 - Spinning Out
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 13, 2011
Dr. Dani treats a NASCAR driver who can't get back behind the wheel after a crash. TK gets into a fight with the team's rookie wide receiver. Lindsay and RJ throw a party that gets out of hand.
#20 - Shrink or Swim
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 6, 2012
The Hawks are facing problems before the football season even begins, the team's owner Marshall Pittman is getting divorced from his wife, who is trying to take control of everything. Meanwhile, Dr. Dani tries to hide her relationship with Matt while dealing with the IRS and unpaid taxes. And TK is trying to deal with getting shot in his own way, without any help from Dr. Dani.
#21 - Losing Your Swing
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 17, 2011
Dani treats a rising golf star with the "yips." TK gets a new therapist. A former professor of Dani's sparks her interest.
#22 - Regret Me Not
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 13, 2013
Dani tries to unearth the cause of Quarterback Rex Evans' rage problem. Meanwhile, TK looks for help because he's getting worked on and off the field.
#23 - Whose Team Are You On?
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 10, 2011
When infighting among the players' wives and girlfriends goes viral, Dani must intervene. Meanwhile, Nico searches for a damaging video tape.
#24 - Double Fault
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2012
Dr. Dani treats mixed-doubles tennis players who are all mixed up, on court and off. When something important is stolen from TK's apartment, Matt finds himself going toe to toe with TK's agent, Rob. Nico uncovers a major security breach at the Hawks. Ray Jay wants to supplement his college tuition. Jeanette's pregnancy panic comes to a head.
#25 - Poker Face
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2011
Professional poker play Jason Coogan wants Dani to uncover the "tell" that's destroying his career, but there's more to Coogan's problem than meets the eye. Meanwhile, the Hawks hire high-powered publicist Laura Radcliffe to improve TK's public image.